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Title: Permafrost investigations, 1955 : field investigations in arctic and subarctic regions : building foundation study, Fairbanks Research Area
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.
Keywords: Pile foundations
Seasonal freeze thaw
Heat transfer
Heat transmission
Frozen soils
Frozen ground
Soil mechanics
Frozen ground mechanics
Fairbanks, Alaska
Publisher: Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. 55.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: A study of the changes brought about in the thermal regime beneath buildings constructed over permafrost and the effect of these changes on the buildings has been made by observing eleven test buildings with various types of foundations for a period of about five years. The principal measurements included temperature readings in the foundation and soils beneath the structures and vertical movements of points on the buildings. These observations have resulted in findings concerning the permanence or degradation of the permafrost, the seasonal freezing and thawing patterns, the relation of these thermal changes to seasonal and yearly vertical displacements of the buildings, and structural damage in the buildings resulting from the movements. The effect of such foundation features as air spaces beneath floors, fills of non-frost-susceptible materials, post and pad construction, concrete slab floor construction on fills, insulated and non-insulated built-up wooden floors on fills, and insulation layers in fills has been studied.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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